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Mountain hiker survives 5m gorge fall

A North West province hiker had a miraculous escape when he fell nearly 5m while hiking in the Magaliesberg outside Pretoria shattering both his feet.

Dave G in Stockholm

Dave Graham has spent the last few days in Stockholm, hosting clinics, showing photos, setting a route, talking a lot, chillin’, and also bouldering a bit.

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More attacks on Table Mountain-please take care

I have received with concern three reports of attacks on hikers in the Skeleton Gorge – Newlands Forest – Rhodes Memorial area during this week (10 – 14 May).

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Koyamada repeats The story of 2 worlds!

Dai Koyamada has made the 2nd ascent of Dave Graham’s The story of 2 worlds on the Dreamtime boulder in Cresciano.

Hazel Findlay – 5.13R – Indian Creek

British climber Hazel Findlay has ticked the run-out and tenuous test-piece of Air Sweden (5.13R) at Indian Creek, USA.

Major New Route on Alaska’s Mt. Bradley

On their second attempt, Americans Mark Allen and Graham Zimmerman completed a significant new route on Mt. Bradley (9,100′/2,774m) in the Ruth Gorge of Alaska in early April.

TUTU Casts His Vote for Table Mountain

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has urged Capetonians, their fellow South Africans and international fans to cast their vote for Table Mountain in the Official New7Wonders of Nature campaign.

Baboons outwit border staff

Beit Bridge baboons are making monkeys out of the nature conservation officials sent to prevent them stealing from people at the Limpopo border post, says Independent Democrats MP Joe McGluwa.

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Everest wrap-up: Sherpas open trail to the top – summit waves ahead

Working sherpas on the south side bagged the season’s first Everest summits today. Hordes of climbers will follow as soon as the current rough weather conditions improve.

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Adam Ondra tours and tears up Malham Cove and Kilnsey in England

Young Adam Ondra is visiting Britain, in particular the climbs at Malham Cove and Kilnsey where he has climbed and attempted some of the hardest routes in the country established by Steve McClure.